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US study names the car brands with the best reliability in 2020

An annual survey ranking the most reliable car brands in the United States has crowned Mazda as the manufacturer with the best record in 2020. Every year, Consumer Reports – an independent product testing and research agency – ranks car brands according to their reliability scores, which are ascertained via the agency's own testing of at least two models in a manufacturers' line-up...

Canberra debates Honda and Mercedes plan to introduce fixed new-car prices

A Senate Inquiry in Canberra has been told new-car prices will likely rise under a radical plan by Honda and Mercedes-Benz to change the way they sell vehicles in Australia – amid renewed calls for the Federal Government to introduce legislation to better protect consumers and local businesses...

Honda put what in the back?

Honda's story is one of clever engineering. Its founder, Soichiro Honda, is recognised as the key protagonist in this tale. He was the sort of guy that held a private pilot's licence aged in his 70s. His wife was equal-minded, also flying planes late into her senior years, too. Honda's famed motorcycles first rose to stardom...

2022 Honda Civic sedan revealed in production-ready prototype form – UPDATE: no sedan for Australia

UPDATE, 18/11/20, 6:40pm: After initial reports surfaced earlier today, Honda Australia has confirmed that the new Civic sedan will not be offered locally. More details at the bottom of the story. November 18, 2020, 2:55pm: The Honda Civic Prototype has been officially unveiled...

2022 Honda Civic sedan teased – UPDATE: leaked, just hours from debut

UPDATE, November 18, 2020: So close. The new 2021 Honda Civic sedan nearly made it all the way to its global unveiling – set to occur later today – but a set of revealing images have now surfaced online. Posted to the Civic11Forum.com website – an enthusiast community for the latest-generation Civic – these images offer a first clear look at the new model's styling...

All-electric Honda e makes history in Germany

Honda’s first electric vehicle, the Honda e, has made history in Germany, awarded the prestigious German Car of the Year 2021 title. It’s the first time a Japanese manufacturer has claimed the award, judged by a panel of German automotive journalists...

2021 Honda Legend set to gain Level Three autonomous driving capability

Honda has announced it has received certification from the Japanese government to offer Level Three autonomous driving technology on its domestic market vehicles. Honda says its Level Three system, dubbed 'Traffic Jam Pilot', will launch first on the brand's flagship Legend sedan, with a Japanese showroom debut confirmed for before the end of March, 2021...

How noise cancellation in cars actually works

We talk a lot about road, tyre and engine noise when reviewing cars, applauding the quieter vehicles for their clever sound-deadening measures. But these days, it's not enough just to minimise noise in a car – you have to eliminate it entirely. Enter the era of noise cancellation in cars – the same concept utilised in those fancy headphones everyone uses on planes, but extended to an entire car...

A guide to bargain hunting in the SUV segment

The Australian new-car market is showing signs of recovery. Pundits were forecasting another sharp decline, in the region of 20 per cent, as per previous months affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. To their surprise, October was a stellar month – Australians were buying new cars at almost the same rate as this time last year, pre-pandemic...

2021 Honda Odyssey facelift launches in Japan

The current-generation Honda Odyssey has just passed seven years on sale globally – a full model-cycle for most brands, but in this instance it’s just hit its mid-life update. While not strictly the middle of its expected model-run, the 2021 Honda Odyssey arrives as a second update for the model, with a more comprehensive rework than the last 2017 update...

2021 Honda Jazz Final Edition price and specs: Australia's last Jazz detailed

2021 Honda Jazz Final Edition revealed Last Jazz to be offered in Australia, ahead of axing in 2021 Black alloy wheels and mirror caps to enhance exterior Priced from $19,990 plus on-road costs The 2021 Honda Jazz Final Edition has been announced, offering buyers extra features ahead of the model's departure from Australia next year...